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Death of the Goddess: A Poem in Twelve Cantos

by Patrick Colm Hogan 2Leaf Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9781940939346
Format:
Pbk 128 pages
Price:
AU$36.99 NZ$38.25
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THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is an epic, narrative poem that is a moving account of affection, personal loss, and grief. Inspired by Buddhism, Indic thought and Hogan's reading of the BHAGAVAD GITA, the central figures of THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is two lovers who refuse to accept unjust social hierarchies and suffer separation and death for that choice. In this groundbreaking narrative, Patrick Colm Hogan sets out to re-synthesize ancient Indian philosophy and myth, with a beauty and literary feeling (called rasa in Sanskrit) that are the central aspects of this poem. THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS is an excellent literary achievement to be read by serious poetry lovers and students of mythology or epic literature alike.
PATRICK COLM HOGAN is a professor at the University of Connecticut, where he is a member of the Department of English, the Program in India Studies, the Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, and the Program in Cognitive Science. The author of sixteen books, he has published fiction in The Journal of Irish Literature, and poetry in minnesota Review, Kunapipi, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and elsewhere.